Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley will lead a debate on the merits of devolving employment law to Scotland.
The debate follows the UK Government’s decision not to commit to an Employment Bill in this year’s Queen’s speech.
Devolving employment law to Scotland would allow the Scottish Government to protect and enhance workers’ rights as well as beginning to tackle in work poverty.
Angela hopes that the debate will expose Westminster’s track record with regards to workers’ rights and prove that the only way Scotland can improve employment law in Scotland is by letting it fall under the remit of the Scottish Government.
The debate will take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 6th September at 2:30pm. The public can watch the proceedings through Parliament TV.
Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley MP said:
“The Westminster Tory Government has a poor track record when it comes to protecting workers’ rights and lifting people in work out of poverty.
“This government needs to get a grip on workers’ rights. If it refuses to do so, employment law powers must be devolved to Scotland to allow the Scottish Government to enact our own reforms.
“Full devolution of employment law would allow Scotland to go even further and create fairer workplaces, increase wages, reduce insecure work and fundamentally, tackle in work poverty head on.”